Recycling Bus earns award

Efforts to rivet hundreds of cans onto the outside of a bus were rewarded with a Tidy Town's Can It award.

Drogheda’s V&W Recycling took the prize for its Recycling Bus, while the town itself took a Tidy Town gold medal award.

Staff at the recycling firm spent a year attaching the cans to the bus exterior, while the inside was handpainted with a seabed theme and ten tonnes of ‘sand’ made from 100,000 ground up bottles.

Dundalk won the Large Town section of the competition in Co Louth, though Drogheda’s total points were so close to the overall county winners that it earned a gold medal as well.

The mayor Frank Maher told the Drogheda Independent: “Drogheda has made huge strides in recent years and many visitors have told me that the town looks really well.

“The floral displays throughout the town and the tidiness of local estates make a positive impression.

“There has also been progress in reducing litter, though more needs to be done on this.”

Overall Westport in Co Mayo was declared the Tidiest Town and received a check for Euro 15,000.

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